Another classic Californian compilation is the “L.A. Matrix“ c-60 compilation from 1983.
The fact that it features one of the best band names of all time,(Fat and Fucked Up) is recommendation enough; but it has everything you could wish for from an underground comp from the post punk period.
We got Motorik style krautrock revival from Still Life, minimal electronic primitivism from If-Then-Else, dark ambient, Post Punk, Avant Rock, you name it, it is probably in here somewhere.
Not quite up there with 'Darker Skratcher' or 'Live at target', but its pretty close.And there are tenuous LAFMS connections,and an appearance by Brad Laner on the Debt of Nature track
|A1||– If-Then-Else||Hey Big Oil|
|A2||– Stil life||Rubrica|
|A4||– Rand Kennedy*||Enorma Jones|
|A5||– Debt Of Nature||L.A. Weekly Is God|
|A6||– Rich Evac||A Scanner Darkly|
|A7||– Tunneltones||Last Line For Love|
|A8||– Mark Bucholtz||Winds From Nowhere|
|A9||– A Produce||Erosion|
|B1||– An Bene - Pierre Lambow||Robot Jungle|
|B2||– Savage Republic||Attempted Coup: Madagascar|
|B3||– If-Then-Else||The Wedge|
|B4||– Fat & Fucked Up||Fugue B|
|B5||– Chas Smith||October '68|
|B6||– Rand Kennedy*||Smith's Room|
|B8||– Michael Le Donne-Bhennet||Vaporous Architecture #3|
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